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Mikhail Tal vs Ludek Pachman
Sarajevo (1966), Sarajevo YUG, rd 4, Mar-23
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Neo Catalan Declined (A14)  ·  1-0

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Mar-13-03  ughaibu: Beautiful but invisible Tal. 22....Qe5 23.Rc6 Qf4 24.Nd5 winning.
Apr-15-15
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  perfidious: A lovely combinative effort by Tal, well worthy of being a POTD.

Cafferty notes that Pachman had originally intended to play 22....Qe5 keeping matters level, but noticed White's intended rejoinder of 23.Rxc6 Qxf4 24.Nd5, spelling the end.

Sep-02-21
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  kingscrusher: 25.Kg2 is the top engine move at the end making Qd6 much more effective

Mikhail Tal - Ludek Pachman 1-0 4.0, Sarajevo 1966


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Analysis by Stockfish 14:

1. +- (5.27): 25.Kg2 d3 26.Qd6 Bf5 27.Rxc6 Rxc6 28.Bxc6 d2 29.Bf3 Rc3 30.Qd8+ Kh7 31.Qxd2 Bh3+ 32.Kxh3 Rxf3 33.Kg2 Rf5 34.Qd7 Rf6 35.Qxa7 g5 36.Qe7 Kg7 37.Qe3 Kg6 38.Qd3+ Kg7 39.Qc3 h4 40.Qe5 h3+ 41.Kxh3

If 25. Qd6 immediately then 25...Ne5 is a nasty resource indeed, and probably drawing

Mikhail Tal - Ludek Pachman 1-0 4.0, Sarajevo 1966


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Analysis by Stockfish 14:

1. ⩲ (0.50): 25...Ne5 26.Rxc7 Nxf3+ 27.Kg2 Rxc7 28.Qxc7 Be4 29.Qd8+ Kh7 30.Qe8 f5 31.Qxh5+ Kg8 32.Qe8+ Kh7 33.g4 d3 34.gxf5 d2 35.Qxe4 Ne1+ 36.Kf1 d1Q 37.f6+ Kg8 38.Qxe1 Qd3+ 39.Qe2 Qb1+ 40.Kg2 Qg6+ 41.Kh3 Qxf6 42.Qc4+ Kf8 43.Qh4 Qb2 44.Qd8+ Kf7 45.Qd5+ Kg6 46.Kg4 Qxf2 47.Qg5+ Kh7 48.Qf5+ Qxf5+ 49.Kxf5

Sep-02-21  Whitehat1963: What a great unplaced combination!

22?Qe5 23. Rxc6 Qxf4 24. Nd5 Rxc6 25. Nxe7+ Kf8 26. gxf4 Rd6 27. Nxg6+ hxg6 28. Kf1.

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